2018 Debate Series

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing civic engagement opportunities and voter education, ABU Education Fund presented the 2018 Debate Series throughout the year.

The debates were sponsored by ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of Alliance for a Better Utah, the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation, and Mark & Kathie Miller. The debates were held in partnership with the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society, Smart Justice Utah, and the League of Women Voters of Utah.

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The John R. Park Debate Society is the University of Utah’s national championship-winning competitive speech and debate program. Their programming includes regular issue forums and other community engagement. The Debate Society, founded in 1869, is the University of Utah’s oldest student organization. For more information, visit debate.utah.edu.

The ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice in Utah is focused on prosecutorial and parole reform. Our goals include reducing incarceration rates by 50% and combating racial disparities in the criminal justice system. For more information, visit www.smartjusticeutah.org.

The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Their all-volunteer membership also works to register voters, provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates. For more information, visit http://www.lwvutah.org/.

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Mark & Kathie Miller

General Election Debates

Senate District 8

Tuesday, September 18 | 7:00 PM
Longview Elementary | Murray, UT

House District 49

Wednesday, September 19 | 7:00 PM
Lone Peak Elementary | Sandy, UT

House District 8

Wednesday, October 3 | 7:00 PM
Orion Junior High | Harrisville, UT

SL County District Attorney

Wednesday, October 3 | 7:00 PM
S.J. Quinney School of Law | Salt Lake City, UT

Utah County, County Attorney

Tuesday, October 9 | 7:00 PM
Utah Valley University | Orem, UT

Primary Election Debates

House District 24 Democratic Primary

Tuesday, May 29 | 6:30 PM
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Senate District 2 Democratic Primary

Wednesday, May 30 | 6:30 PM
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Wasatch County Attorney Republican Primary

Tuesday, June 5 | 6:30 PM
Wasatch Senior Citizens Center

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